What does Gwyneth mean?
Gwyneth /gw-y-neth/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwyneth is "happiness".
From "gwynaeth". Of uncertain meaning and also possibly from the Welsh district name Gwynedd, probably from "gwen" meaning "white, fair". Its use in the English-speaking world seems to have been due to the popular novelist Annie Harriet Hughes (19th century) whose pen name was Gwyneth Vaughan. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Gwyneth has 23 variants: Cheryth, Gweneth, Gwenetta, Gwenette, Gwenisha, Gwenita, Gwenith, Gwenness, Gwenneth, Gwennetta, Gwenyth, Gwineth, Gwinneth, Gwinyth, Gwynedd, Gwynith, Gwynna, Gwynne, Gwynneth, Winnie▼, Winny, Wynne and Wynnie.more]
How popular is Gwyneth?
Gwyneth is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3722 out of 4276, Top 87%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Gwyneth for girls. Gwyneth entered the list in 2004 and reached its peak rank of #889 in the U.S. in the year 2013, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Gwyneth are Gwendolyn (#420 the previous year) and Winnie. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4893%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1933%, down 60.5%), with the form Winnie becoming less trendy. Gwendolyn (#420) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Gwyneth and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)